Rebels from West Point

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Doubleday, 1987 - History - 194 pages
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Rebels from West Point is the powerful and poignant story of the men who led the army of the Confederacy, the problems they faced as they shaped an army; the battles they fought; and the terrible price they paid for their loyalty to their home states. 38 black-and-white photographs.

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After Fort Sumter, 303 West Point Graduates resigned their Army commissions and threw in their lot with the Confederacy. This book recounts their heroic, frustrating, and often poignant efforts to ... Read full review


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Gerard A. Patterson is the author of From Blue to Gray: The Life of Confederate General Cadmus M. Wilcox (0-8117-0682-6); Justice or Atrocity: Gen. George E. Pickett and the Kinston, N.C. Hangings; and Rebels from West Point: The 306 U.S. Military Academy Graduates Who Fought for the Confederacy (0-8117-2063-2), and has contributed more than 30 articles to Civil War Times Illustrated, American History, and other history publications.

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